Top Tours of 2017: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

by FOH Staff
in Showtime
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 2017 tour photo by Steve Jennings
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 2017 tour photo by Steve Jennings

40th Anniversary Tour

Sound Co:
Sound Image


  • FOH Engineer: Robert Scovill
  • Monitor Engineer: Greg Looper
  • System Tech: Vic Wagner
  • Monitor Tech: Fumi Okazaki
  • Crew Chief: Marcus Douglas
  • PA. Tech: Matt McQuaid
  • Sound Image Account Reps: Mike Sprague, Dave Shadoan



  • Console: Avid Venue S6L
  • Speakers: EAW Anya (LCR configuration: 12-8-8 hangs per side, 6 at center)
  • Subwoofers: 11 EAW Otto subs (Arenas), 22 EAW Otto subs (Stadiums)
  • Front Fills: 7 K-array KRX 802’s 12-inch coaxial speakers (seven for arenas, 14 for stadiums)
  • Stadium Delays: 48 EAW Anna (four towers w/ 12 Anna each)
  • Processing: Eventide (outboard); dbx 120XP Subharmonic Synthesizer (outboard), Avid S6L processing; Avid, McDSP, Plug-In Alliance plugins


  • Console: Avid Venue S6L
  • Speakers: 14 Sound Image PD 1x12 wedges
  • Amps: Crown IT12000HD
  • IEM’s: Shure PSM-900
  • Processing: Avid S6L processing; McDSP, Neve Portico II (outboard)
  • Mics: AGK-414; Audio-Technica AT-8035; Audix SCX-25A; DPA 5100 (5.1 surround sound mic); ElectoVoice N/D 868; Neumann KM184; TLM-103mt; Rode NT4; Sennheiser 904; Shure KSM137, 91A, B52A, 57; Telefunken M80 (vocals)

Tour Notes:

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers fans were treated to one last tour in 2017, the 40th Anniversary Tour. The tour began on April 20 in Oklahoma City, OK and ended with a performance on Sept. 25 at the Hollywood Bowl, just one week prior to Tom Petty’s death on Oct. 2, 2017.

For more details on this tour, please visit